Speared by Humans

Hartosh Singh Bal

A study of a 50,000 year old wound suggests a possible reason for the extinction of Neanderthals

Detecting Fraud

A fascinating statistical law was brought into play to substantiate claims that the Iran election was rigged

Stretching the Mind

Dr Howard Gardner at Harvard University has had a profound impact on thinking and education. In an exclusive interview with Open, he shares his latest thoughts about the mind and its functioning

How to Get Smart. Really

Yes, you can. You can tweak your brains to perform better

New Light on Black Holes

The discovery of a midsized black hole may explain how gigantic black holes form in galaxies


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